The Impacts of Plastic Pollution on the Fitness of Marine Animals
Teens | Adults
Dr. Bridie Allan from the University of Otago shares her research into how plastic pollution affects marine organisms.
The intense consumption and rapid disposal of plastic products is leading to the widespread accumulation of plastic debris in marine ecosystems. Coastal ecosystems are especially vulnerable to plastic pollution owing to their proximity to terrestrial sources of plastic pollution, but also due to oceanic currents and wind patterns depositing plastic debris on coastlines. Dr. Bridie Allan will discuss the sources and fate of marine plastics, along with the broad impacts on marine taxa. Join for tea, coffee and kōrero at 3.30pm. The seminar will begin at 4pm.